One hundred and seventy five years is an extraordinarily long period by any measure – three quarters of the entire time of European settlement in Australia – but that is the anniversary being celebrated this year by the Wesley congregation at Yarra Street, Geelong.
Howard Secomb can look back on 70 years as an ordained minister but still wants to talk about the future.
“The faith is still strong,” the 95-year-old said after attending the Service of Tributes at Synod 2017, where he was the longest ordained minister in attendance.
Rev Denise Liersch, moderator-elect of the Uniting Church Vic/Tas synod, travelled to Germany as one of three Uniting Church representatives to the World Communion of Reformed Churches, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, from 29 June to 7 July. She shares her experiences with Crosslight.
IT is the week after the 2017 Synod. Once again we were reminded in a number of reports and speeches from the floor that the Church is on a journey. We are a pilgrim people, ‘always on the way’.
The theme of the church as a pilgrim people emerged strongly in the early decades of the Christian movement....
VicTas Moderator Rev Sharon Hollis joined with the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne on Tuesday night to launch a historic ecumenical agreement between the Uniting and Anglican churches.
Weaving a New Cloth is the first agreement signed between the two churches in nearly 30 years.
The document outlines opportunities for shared hospitality, mission and witness between the two churches....
The Victorian parliament is considering legalising voluntary medically assisted dying. While this raises some uncomfortable feelings for many people, it is a significant issue for the whole of our society, and one we should all consider very carefully.